PBS NewsHour Weekend Previous Broadcasts

How Florida Is Handling Invasive Lionfish (Episode #616H)

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 21, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

IS THE BLOOD DONATION BAN FOR MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN OUTDATED? The FDA is re-considering a deferral on donating blood for sexually active men who have sex with men.
The US Food and Drug Administration is re-evaluating a controversial policy that began in the 1980s to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS through the nation's blood supply. The policy, which bans men from donating blood if they have had sex with another man in the past year, is criticized by gay rights advocates, who say it reflects decades of stigma regarding gay men and HIV. Ivette Feliciano takes a closer look at the issue.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 21, 2016 -- 6:00 PM

Is The Blood Donation Ban for Men Who Have Sex With Men Outdated? (Episode #615H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 20, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

HOW FLORIDA IS HANDLING INVASIVE LIONFISH : Lionfish, a foreign predator, is attacking fish native to Florida.
Florida's southern coast is one of the most popular dive spots in the world, home to the only tropical coral reef in the continental US. But hundreds of fish species here are in danger from an invasive species: lionfish. Yasmeen Qureshi reports on efforts to catch and kill the predator.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 20, 2016 -- 6:00 PM

North Sea Experiment (Episode #614H)

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 14, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

North Sea Experiment: Can the work of one Dutch visionary help reverse the effects of plastic in our oceans?
More than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the world's oceans every year, and scientists say that will double in the next decade and further imperil fish and marine animals. But one 21-year-old Dutch innovator is testing a way to mitigate the damage - with an enormous barrier that captures large pieces of ocean plastics before they breakdown and are unrecoverable. Saskia de Melker reports from the Netherlands.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 14, 2016 -- 6:00 PM

Priced Out of the Rental Market (Episode #613H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 13, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Priced Out of the Rental Market: High rents are forcing some Bay Area residents to live in their vehicles for housing
Faced with some of the most expensive rental housing in the nation, many San Francisco Bay Area residents are feeling priced out and are seeking radical alternatives. Some residents of Silicon Valley, the mecca for American computer and technology companies an hour's drive south of San Francisco, are even turning to cars, vans and RV's for housing. Joanne Jennings explains why people are living in vehicles.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 13, 2016 -- 6:00 PM

South African Ballet (Episode #612H)

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 7, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Black children outside of Johannesburg turn to a dance once reserved for whites.
A sprawling township outside of South Africa's biggest city of Johannesburg has become synonymous with a continued struggle nearly 2 decades after the end of apartheid. But while many cultural divides still remain, some black South Africans are now turning to ballet, once reserved for wealthy whites. Martin Seemungal has the story.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Aug 7, 2016 -- 6:00 PM

Florida's Septic Tank Problem (Episode #611H)

KQED 9: Sat, Aug 6, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

One of North America's most diverse waterways is threatened by an overburdened sewage system
The Indian River Lagoon along Florida's East Coast is home to thousands of species of plants and animals, making it one of the most diverse waterways in North America. But the once-thriving ecosystem is now struggling to survive. In the last 60 years the number of people living around the lagoon has doubled, with many relying on septic tanks to treat their sewage. But upwards of 600,000 septic tanks are now leaching into tidal creeks and canal that flow into the lagoon and threatening the diverse ecosystem. Lisa Desai reports.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Aug 6, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
Become a KQED sponsor

TV Technical Issues

    TV Technical Issues
    • Mon 8/01: DT9 Over the Air PSIP outage (apx 8:30am-2:30pm)

      RESOLVED: PSIP was restored at apx 2:30pm Monday. Our signal should be ID’g as 9-1, 9-2 & 9-3 again. – – – – – (DT9-1, 9-2 & 9-3) BACKGROUND: the PSIP information line in our Over the Air signal stopped again this morning. So while we were still transmitting programming on our three channels, they […]

    • Mon 6/27: DT9 PSIP issue for Over the Air viewers

      RESOLVED: PSIP was restored at apx 2:50pm Monday. Our signal should be ID’g as 9.1, 9.2 & 9.3 again. – – – – – (DT9.1, 9.2 & 9.3) Our Over the Air (OTA) signal for DT9 is still transmitting. However, we are aware that the PSIP information line in our OTA signal has stopped. Engineers […]

    • Mon 6/13: RESOLVED ? KQED Plus (KQEH) Transmitter Off the Air (DT54.1 through 54.5)

      UPDATE: The signal was restored apx 5pm Monday. Most TVs will have recovered the signal on their own, but some viewers may need to do a rescan in order to re-acquire the signal. – – – – – – – – – – – – Our KQEH transmitter in the San Jose area has suffered […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

KQED DTV Channels



Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave 9 and HD 164
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code

All HD programs



Channels 54.1, 9.2, 25.2
XFINITY 10 and HD 710
Wave 10
DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: IF this channel provided to customer, channel # may vary, labeled as KQEH

KQED Plus, formerly KTEH



Channel 54.3
Wave 157

Arts, food, how-to, gardening, travel

KQED World

KQED World

Channel 9.3
Wave 156

History, world events, news, science, nature



Channel 54.5 & 25.3
XFINITY 191 & 621
Wave 154

24-hour national Spanish-language network



Channel 54.4
Wave 155

Quality children's programming parents love too